|Hollywood Casino® Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has named Edward T. Pratt III as the new Chairman of the Board. Pratt, 45, is also currently the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He was Vice Chairman, but now replaces Oliver B. ‘Buck’ Revell III, 62, who has served as interim Chairman of the Board since August 10, 2001.|
Mr Revell is widely recognized as an international terrorism expert. He is stepping down from his duties as chairman so that he can devote more time to efforts relating to the September 11 terrorist attacks and relating to national security issues. Mr Revell is President of Revell Group International, Inc., a security consulting business, and the Law Enforcement Television Network. He is to continue to serve as a member of the Hollywood Casino Board and as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee. The Hollywood Casino Board will still be comprised of seven members.
Edward T. Pratt III said of the announcement, “As we all recognize, the war on terrorism is an international priority. Buck Revell possesses a unique base of specific experience that enables him to be an important contributor to this effort. Given the growing demands of his national security role, he has stepped down as Chairman, though we are pleased to retain the benefit of his counsel as a board member, and we fully support his decision to serve our country in his important cause.”